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Posted on June 13th, 2021 in Blog, Faculty, Featured by Aaron Dusso

by Scott Pegg In 2017, I travelled to the unrecognized Republic of Somaliland as an international election observer for their presidential elections. In May 2021, I again had the chance to return to Somaliland as an international election observer for their parliamentary and local council elections held on May 31, 2021. This time, I was …

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Posted on August 2nd, 2021 in Blog, Faculty, Research by Aaron Dusso

Dr. Demirel-Pegg and Dr. Aaron Dusso’s work titled “Partisanship versus Democracy: Voting in Turkey’s Competitive Authoritarian Election,” was recently published in the journal Political Studies Review. Abstract Do voters care about anti-democratic behavior by their leaders? While political pundits and academics often hope that they do, there has been little research that tests the effects …

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Posted on June 13th, 2021 in Blog, Faculty, Featured by Aaron Dusso

by Scott Pegg In 2017, I travelled to the unrecognized Republic of Somaliland as an international election observer for their presidential elections. In May 2021, I again had the chance to return to Somaliland as an international election observer for their parliamentary and local council elections held on May 31, 2021. This time, I was …

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Posted on May 25th, 2021 in Blog, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

by Sarah Work   Interning at the Statehouse was an extremely valuable experience. I learned so much in my short four months that I will forever be thankful for. It was interesting working directly with constituents, but so rewarding when I was able to help them solve problems. This internship really opened my eyes to …

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Posted on May 13th, 2021 in Blog, Faculty, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Professor Tijen Demirel-Pegg’s POLS-Y371 Human Rights class hosted Brian Adeba, a South Sudanese journalist and researcher, as a guest lecturer on April 19, 2021. Brian is the Deputy Director of Policy at The Sentry, an organization that investigates corruption and human rights violations in Africa. The Sentry was co-founded by George Clooney (yes, that George …

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Posted on May 3rd, 2021 in Blog, Featured, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

Congratulations to Political Science Alumnus Travis Endicott for landing his new position as an Assistant Professor in Political Science at Wartburg College! Travis is also now Dr. Endicott after defending his Ph.D. dissertation (University of Mississippi) last week too! Wonderful news all around!

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Posted on April 23rd, 2021 in Blog, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

by Yartel Brooks After graduating, I plan on going to Japan for 6+ months, if allowed, to study the Japanese language. I have taken the LSAT and plan on applying for law school at the University of Michigan. There I will get my J.D. with a focus in International and Comparative Law. I will simultaneously …

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Posted on April 19th, 2021 in Blog, Faculty, Teaching by Aaron Dusso

Gary Foxcroft, the Founder and Executive Director of the Witchcraft and Human Rights Information Network, joined Professor Tijen Demirel-Pegg’s POLS-Y371 Human Rights class via Zoom on April 14, 2021. Gary Foxcroft is one of the leading human rights advocates who has brought much deserved awareness to the issue of false witchcraft accusations as a human …

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Posted on April 14th, 2021 in Blog, Featured, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

  Congratulations to our majors Elisabeth Huls and Riley Smith for being named to IUPUI’s Top 100! Both have been wonderful contributors to our department and classes for years! The Top 100 recognizes student excellence by honoring 100 outstanding undergraduate students who demonstrate excellence in three categories: (1) academic excellence, (2) campus leadership, and (3) …

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Posted on April 9th, 2021 in Blog, Students/Alumni by Aaron Dusso

  Congratulations to all our scholarship and award winners! You all did amazing work during an incredibly challenging year!   Academic Achievement Award for Political Science Taylor Gaby Clara Margaret Powell Undergraduate Research Award Alexandria Workman James E. Sawyers Memorial Scholarship Derion Searcey P.E. MacAllister Political Science Scholarship Bri Brown Yvonne Carmelo Robert V. Kirch …

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